As you know, YADA Foundation and our partner Nature Conservation Centre, have been achieving conservation results on saving the Sweetgum Forest in Koycegiz, Mugla region, with your support.
As you will remember we have been trying to gather support from corporate companies to the issue for the last year. We have been succeeding on this and during the last period we have gathered some funding from a company from Istanbul to plant 300 sweetgums in the region. Our efforts will continue to raise further funds.
Meanwhile, during the last reporting period local Forestry Department has executed maintenance work for the Sweetgum ecosystem. This is being done to achieve a healthier forest ecosystem for the Sweetgums.
One of the main constraints for restoring the Sweetgum habitat is not having enough lands in Koycegiz, Mugla region suitable for forestation. Due to human pressure almost all of the land other than existing forests is used for agricultural purposes. This year we will be working with local Forestry Department to obtain more lands by converting agricultural areas to forests. This will increase the boundaries of Sweetgum forests nearer to its natural borders.
We are thankful for your generous donation to our project to conserve the sweetgum forests in Turkey.
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